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Professor Emeritus, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland
Professor Peter Morici is a recognized expert on economic policy and international economics. Prior to joining the university, he served as director of the Office of Economics at the U.S. International Trade Commission. He is the author of 18 books and monographs and has published widely in ...more


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Powell And Biden Are Rolling The Dice On Inflation And Growth
Fed Chairman Jerome Powell and President Joe Biden are rolling the dice on runaway inflation and slow growth.   
Fed Chairman Powell Is Delusional About Inflation
The Fed's criteria for raising interest rates have been met and ignored.
Benefits Of Free Trade Versus Team Biden’s Protectionism
Free trade is no different than California, specializing in high tech, and New York in finance. It permits nations to focus on what they do best.
Powell And Biden Stifle Growth, Gamble On Inflation
Chairman Powell and President Biden are rolling the dice on runaway inflation and slow growth.  
The Politically Influenced Federal Reserve
The Federal Reserve has become a decadent institution. If it does not scale back easy-money policies soon, Americans risk a deep recession or at least stagflation.
Preliminary Economic Data Forecasts For The Weeks Of August 9 And 16
Here are my preliminary forecasts for upcoming economic data for the weeks of August 9 and August 16, 2021. Look for the complete version this weekend.
America’s Baby Drought Poses A Risk To Our Prosperity And Security
The COVID pandemic has hit women in the workplace hard. They serve in many public-facing positions that were at least temporarily lost, and school closures exacerbated already difficult child-care challenges.
Powell And The Fed Are Enabling The Biden Inflation
President Joe Biden’s budget deficits threaten to ignite the kind of inflation that followed the Vietnam War and Great Society, and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell appears content to enable him.
Inflation Threatens Because The Federal Reserve Is Inept And Corrupt
Thanks to $4 trillion in COVID-19 relief measures enacted through December, the gap between aggregate demand and potential GDP in February was $380 billion.
Tax Reform To Attack Inequality
With a tightly divided Congress raising taxes will be difficult for President Biden. He might be better off to rally public support for replacing the personal and corporate income taxes with a value-added tax to finance his policy agenda.
How Deficit Spending Could Hand Congress To The Republicans
As the pandemic recedes, the Federal Reserve is proving less cooperative to monetize record deficits as Biden seeks even more spending to Build Back Better.
Democrats Guaranteed Annual Income Plans Will Define The 2022 Midterms
Bernie Sanders has won the day — a guaranteed annual income, a wealth tax however disguised, national health insurance and the like will define the midterms.
Biden’s Policies Will Help The Working Class Less Than He Thinks
Biden’s $1,400 stimulus payments to unaffected households will be mostly saved or spent on Pelotons and imports from China, And not create many jobs for the 10 million, mostly lower-paid Americans rendered permanently unemployed by the pandemic.
Joe Biden’s War On The Working Class
President Biden offers himself as champion of the working class and minorities, but his policies will leave more jobless and enable Donald Trump or another populist from the right in 2024.
Tracking Biden’s Semiconductor War With China
President Biden has identified semiconductors as ground zero in economic and strategic competition with China and is seeking a Western alliance to secure that industry.
Biden Missing His Moment To Boost U.S. Growth
President Biden had the good fortune to take office just as the vaccines were rolling out and the economy was poised for a strong recovery, but he is squandering the opportunity to make the investments necessary to boost longer-term growth.
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